Essays on Childhood: “Staying” | by Anne Clinard Barnhill

Anne Clinard Barnhill Anne Clinard Barnhill grew up in West Virginia and graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi.  Her debut novel, At the Mercy of the Queen, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012. Her second novel, Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter, is forthcoming in 2014. She is working on a third and as-yet-untitled novel, set in West Virginia.… Read More Essays on Childhood: “Staying” | by Anne Clinard Barnhill

Frail Things

I keep thinking about fraility. Frail Things They are gentle, the frail things that once seemed unbreakable and strong. You start a family, you devote, and the thing stands. In Truth all things are frail, and break when we are not looking. Some give their whole lives that you may have a strong thing. See… Read More Frail Things